COMESA calls on investments into sanitary standards to improve trade

AFRICA – Experts have advised Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) members states to invest in food safety, animal and plant health to increase market access for agricultural produce. According to the experts, […]

Kenya’s sugar imports rise to reach 189,000 tonnes in nine months to September

KENYA – Kenya’s sugar imports have clicked 189,000 tonnes in the nine months to September, a significant reduction from the 933,000 tonnes of sugar it imported last year. A report by the East African revealed […]

US Trade Representatives unveils US$200bn tariff list on Chinese imports

USA – The U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has unveiled a list of additional tariffs on approximately US$200 billion worth of Chinese imports in what U.S. trade officials termed as “continuing response to China’s theft of […]

Government to spend US$1.2b to buy farmers products after retaliatory tariffs from China, USDA says

USA – The federal government will spend up to US$1.2 billion to buy products from farmers hurt by the retaliatory tariffs from China and other countries, and will provide almost US$5 billion in payments to […]

Trump administration provides US$12b to aid US farmers in US-China trade wars

USA – The Trump administration has said it would provide up to US$12 billion in aid for U.S. farmers from early September to shield them from the repercussions of trade disputes between the United States […]

South Africa soya beans unlikely to be affected by US-China trade war

SOUTH AFRICA – Following China’s response tariffs on US goods including soya beans, there could be possibility of price shocks on the commodity, but an agricultural economist, Wandile Sihlobo has said that this should be […]